RIDER A – Maine College Transitions Continuation Grant
FY10 and FY11
SPECIFICATIONS OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED
Goal: Maine College Transitions (MCT) is defined as a comprehensive program of study leading
to enrollment in a post-secondary institution. Adult learners enrolled in MCT are prepared for
enrollment and success in post- secondary education.
Brief Description of Maine College Transitions model:
Based on lessons learned, briefly describe any changes that will be made to improve College
Number of students to be served per program year: FY10______ FY11______
Objective I: The grantee will deliver a comprehensive Maine College Transitions Program in
alignment with the definitions posted at
http://www.maine.gov/education/aded/dev/transitions.htm from July 1, 2009 through June 30,
2011. Adult learners will acquire the skills and knowledge to both successfully enroll in and
complete a degree/certificate in a post-secondary institution. Services will align with a post-
secondary partner; that will include community colleges and the university system.
Strategy I: Staff will be hired to carry out these services.
Measure: Staff rosters, brochures and class attendance lists will be available at the local
program for review. Data will be collected through June 30, 2011 and end-of-the-year
reports will be submitted by September 30, 2010 (for FY10) and by September 30, 2011
Strategy II: Curricula will be continually revised to reflect alignment with post-secondary
partners and best practices, and will be shared with Maine College Transitions Programs.
Measure: This curricula development is an ongoing process and will occur throughout
the project period, be reviewed by Maine Department of Education staff, and be placed
on the Department’s College Transitions website for use by other programs.
Strategy III: Staff development will be provided for College Transitions teachers to deliver
the instruction needed to prepare learners to succeed in post-secondary degree programs.
Measure: A professional development plan for each staff member, including a list of all
trainings associated with college transitions and the dates attended, will be maintained at
the local program and submitted to the Maine Department of Education.
Strategy IV: An academic advisor will be hired to work intensively with participants on
academic and career counseling and career planning.
Measure: An academic advisor is on staff and individual learner plans, developed
collaboratively with the learner, are on file in the local program for review by the Maine
Department of Education.
Strategy V: A marketing and recruiting plan will be developed and implemented in
coordination with statewide efforts.
Measure: Records of marketing and recruiting efforts will be available at the local
program for review by the Maine Department of Education.
Strategy VI: Memoranda of Understanding will be developed and implemented with post-
secondary partners, local agencies, Maine Educational Opportunity Center, Maine Centers
for Women, Work, and Community and CareerCenters as applicable.
Measure: Copies of MOU’s are on file at local program for review by the Maine
Department of Education.
Strategy VII: Data on demographics, enrollment, program completion, and assessment will
be maintained at the local level using the Maine Adult Education Managed Information
System (MAEMIS) or other data management information systems as requested. A
minimum of fifteen students per semester will be enrolled.
Measure: Program data will be reported by September 30, 2010 (for FY10) and by
September 30, 2011 (for FY11).
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